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message 1: by Candy (new)

Candy | 2598 comments Mod
Iwas thinking it might be fun to find some Shakespeare stuff from YouTube etc?

I love the John Barton Playing shakespeare series and keep hoping it will be released on dvd some day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dPP5l...

This clip is such a good example of how many wys we can work out reading/acting Shakspeare...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7EAk...

Any of other participants have some juicy finds online?


message 2: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 91 comments The Barton series is awesome! I especially love the episode on interpreting character. It's just Barton, David Suchet, and Patrick Stewart, discussing and demonstrating their different versions of Shylock.


message 3: by Hogen10 (new)

Hogen10 | 1 comments Candy wrote: "Iwas thinking it might be fun to find some Shakespeare stuff from YouTube etc?

I love the John Barton Playing shakespeare series and keep hoping it will be released on dvd some day.

http://ww..."


Candy wrote: "Iwas thinking it might be fun to find some Shakespeare stuff from YouTube etc?

I love the John Barton Playing shakespeare series and keep hoping it will be released on dvd some day.

http://ww..."


Wow, what a great link! Thanks. I wasn't aware that youtube has such treasures! Are there more?


message 4: by Candy (new)

Candy | 2598 comments Mod
I've been on the look out. I really want to buy the whole set one of these days. Isn't it wonderful?


message 5: by scherzo♫ (last edited Aug 06, 2009 03:45PM) (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) | 270 comments Netflix has the John Barton Playing Shakespeare series if you want to watch while waiting for a chance to buy. I'm currently watching disc 1 -- wonderful! Also amazing to see great Shakespearean actors looking so young.

Playing Shakespeare
John Barton's book is great, too.


message 6: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 91 comments I remember watching the Barton series when I was in school at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. They are, indeed, wonderful. It was watching those tapes that I first became aware of such terrific actors as Judi Dench, Alan Howard, and Mike Gwylim.

My favorite episode is called "Interpreting Character". And it features just three people, Barton plus Patrick Stewart and David Suchet. They spend the whole episode discussing and demonstrating their different interpretations of Shylock, a role in which Barton had previously directed both actors in two wildly different productions.


message 7: by Old-Barbarossa (new)

Old-Barbarossa On a youtube note, here's how Hamlet was edited:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B...


message 8: by Candy (last edited Dec 22, 2009 06:41AM) (new)

Candy | 2598 comments Mod
Oh my gosh, that was so much fun. I love Hugh Laurie's wig! I had to post that on my blog, thanks Barbarossa!


message 9: by Old-Barbarossa (last edited Dec 22, 2009 07:01AM) (new)

Old-Barbarossa http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news...
Catholic? Maybe, maybe not...possible "proof" seems a bit rubbish to me. The fact that someone signed something with a cryptic hand...and then they make up some filler to justify their view.
Don't buy that he spent the "lost years" in Rome.
I don't think his belief really matters, also don't care why he left his wife his second best bed. A wee bit interesting but not essential to his work being enjoyed.


message 10: by Candy (new)

Candy | 2598 comments Mod
That was very interesting. It'll be more interesting if some more papers are released or researched.

I find it believable that his family kept practicing Catholicism secretly. Since his family was Catholic, it seems to make sense that they wouldn't change their allegiance within one generation...but rather just keep it hush so they didn't get punishment.




message 11: by Old-Barbarossa (new)

Old-Barbarossa I'm new to the group and you guys may already have found this but if not:
http://www.rscshakespeare.co.uk/index...
Smashing...


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